Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow High Temperature Warning for all of Ireland. The warning is valid from 8.00am on Thursday and continues until 8.00am on Saturday September 9th.
The forecast is for very warm and humid weather on Thursday and Friday. Daytime temperatures in excess of 27 degrees in many areas away from coasts are expected with night time temperatures not falling below 15 degrees.
Met Eireann advises that the potential impacts include heat stress, a risk of water related incidents and uncomfortable sleeping conditions.
The hottest September temperature recorded in Ireland is 29.1 degrees – recorded at Clongowes Wood College, Kildare on September 1, 1906.